41 results for tag: Columbia Business School


The 5 Best Business Ideas of 2017

After a year has passed it is customary to take stock: What were the major developments and how should they guide our thinking on managing our businesses more effectively? As a professor of strategy for nearly twenty years now, my mind turned to this ...
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Innovation isn’t About Strategy, it’s About Culture

If you are not focused on creating a startup culture that inspires innovation, you could get stuck in the present, soon to be past. “When strategy and culture collide, culture will win.” 1 Innovation is one of the most important growth engines. ...
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Power Plays

Solving the puzzle of cultural differences in status, power, and punishment. Understanding how to build and sustain a collaborative work environment is an important piece of the management puzzle for international companies trying to meld multicultural ...
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How to Make a Winner

Winning, a debut film by Jacqueline Joseph ’91, looks at the careers of iconic athletes and examines what makes them shine. All her life, Jacqueline Joseph has loved two things—sports and film. "When I was a junior in high school, I did an independent ...
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For Fintech, a Window of Opportunity

Regulatory arbitrage may provide some of the heat behind fintech's fire. Fintech, the common name for a wave of startups bringing new technology to traditional financial services, is unquestionably having a moment. Total annual investment in fintech ...
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Authentic Networking

In the era that spawned the term "truthiness," it can be tough to discern what, and who, is authentic. It's a dilemma that seeps into nearly every corner of society. Why was Donald Trump perceived as more authentic than Hillary Clinton by many voters? If ...
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How Setbacks Spur Leaps Forward

The tortured artist is one of our most enduring cultural images of creativity. From Orpheus, the Ancient Greek "father of song" who sought, and failed, to rescue his wife from the Underworld, to Amy Winehouse, creativity seems to be inextricably linked in ...
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Persuasion vs. Negotiation

Top-notch negotiation and persuasion techniques are essential to becoming a better leader. In this video, Columbia Business School professor Bob Bontempo explains why negotiation and persuasion are two complementary skill sets, but with a different set of ...
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Stop Stressing So Much about Multitasking

Switching between tasks can open up new approaches to difficult problems. Just three minutes: that's how long the average worker spends on a task before switching to something new, according to a 2008 study led by researchers from the University of ...
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In the Digital Era, Growth is About More Than Technology

To bring a legacy business into the digital era, managers need to unlearn all the old rules. Companies are like people, and we grow up and our own experiences shape — literally shape — the wiring inside our brains, as our neurons form as we grow into ...
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To Lead a Team, Start by Changing Yourself

William Klepper explains the one trap that many would-be leaders fall into. The first thing I always tell leaders of teams is don't try to be all things to all people. I use the great philosopher Dirty Harry, who said: "A man's got to know his limitation...
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Early Adopter – Business Insider’s COO Shaping the Future of Online News

Julie Hansen ’03 anticipated the digital age long before it arrived — and, as president and COO of Business Insider, she is shaping the future of online news. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, was a good day for Julie Hansen '03. In a deal that was secretly ...
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